Bergamot Oil Product Description
From the coast of Reggio di Calabria in Italy, Bergamot is one of the most unique citrus oils. For years, Italians have used Bergamot for many purposes—to rejuvenate the skin, reduce feelings of stress, and more. There are many unique attributes of Bergamot that set it apart from other citrus oils, including the exclusivity of where it is grown, the fact that it is a bitter fruit that produces sweet oil, and its ability to create an uplifting and calming environment, just to name a few. Commonly used for soothing skin, in massage, and to purify and uplift, Bergamot essential oil is a versatile go-to favourite at doTERRA.
Where to Buy Bergamot Oil
Ready to purchase your own bottle of Bergamot essential oil? Visit our Bergamot oil page to see how to order. Though there are many choices for essential oils, purity, quality, and aroma are important when buying oils. doTERRA ensures that each bottle of essential oil, including Bergamot oil, contains high quality, CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® tested, potent oil. When you buy from doTERRA, you know you are getting a high quality product that will allow you to reap all of the possible benefits from the oil. Once you’ve purchased your own bottle of Bergamot, the benefits and uses of Bergamot oil section below will help you learn how to use it.
Bergamot Oil Uses and Benefits
Chemistry of Bergamot Oil
Main Chemical Components: Limonene, linalyl acetate
As an oil in the citrus family, Bergamot oil includes the chemical component Limonene, which is commonly known for its uplifting aromatic characteristics. The uplifting nature of Bergamot’s chemical makeup is why it is frequently used in massage therapy, as it holds calming benefits. When diffused, the elevating chemical components can help when stress levels are high.
doTERRA sources Bergamot oil from Reggio di Calabria, Italy, where Italian families have run bergamot orchards for decades. Unfortunately, economic downturn has caused many families to abandon their orchards, leaving family tradition behind. Through the doTERRA Co-Impact Sourcing® Initiative in Italy, families can once again receive fair wages and guaranteed work as they produce high quality bergamot fruit in the orchards of Reggio di Calabria. The doTERRA Co-Impact Sourcing initiative in Italy allows families of Reggio di Calabria to provide for their families, boost the economy, and preserve the family tradition of growing some of the finest bergamot fruit in the world.
Essential Oil Spotlight
Bergamot essential oil comes from the bergamot fruit, grown primarily in Reggio di Calabria, Italy. Bergamot is unique to Reggio di Calabria because it thrives in the fresh sea-air and acidic soil found in this area. This climate allows growers to harvest high quality fruit that will produce pure essential oil. Different from other citrus fruits, bergamot is actually a bitter-tasting fruit that yields a sweet essential oil. Similar to Lemon essential oil, Bergamot is produced through cold pressing, where the Bergamot rind is mechanically squeezed—producing pure essential oil.
Bergamot relieves feelings of despair, self-judgment, and low self-esteem. It supports individuals in need of self-acceptance and self-love. Bergamot invites individuals to see life with more optimism.
Bergamot has a cleansing effect on stagnant feelings and limiting belief systems. Because of core beliefs of being bad, unlovable, and not good enough, they seek to hide behind a facade of cheerfulness. They may fear revealing their true thoughts and feelings. Bergamot's powerful cleansing properties generate movement in the energy system, which in turn brings hope.
In this way, Bergamot is wonderful for those who feel down and hopeless. It awakens the soul to hope and offers courage to share the inner self. Reigniting optimism and confidence in the self, it imparts true self-acceptance. Bergamot teaches individuals to let go of self-judgement by learning to love themselves unconditionally.
(Taken from the book “Emotions and Essential oils”)
Let us know about your experiences with this oil in the comments below.